Appreciate All The Cuddles

August 20, 2018

There is nothing sweeter than a babies head on your shoulder or chest. It makes you melt into a puddle, and never want to leave that moment. You feel proud, especially if they were fussy a couple seconds/minutes/hours before.  They trust you 100% percent and it gives you all the feelings.

Parker is now almost 11 months old, and I’m not sure where my baby went. He is Mr. Independent, a complete boy, and is always on the move. Getting him to sit down and cuddle with me is very hard these days. There are certain times he will but not too often these days. It makes me more thankful for every single snuggle I get.

As a baby he would sleep all the time, anywhere and everywhere, it didn’t matter. I wanted to take in every snuggle, nap, cuddle, and in between since it was brand new. Most days he would nap on me all the time, meaning nothing got done. I was alright with that, because Parker was finally here and we waited so long for him.


I was even alright moving lunch time if that meant not having to move him. I’m pretty sure at this moment I couldn’t reach my phone or wallet so I had my husband order me lunch since I was starving.

Some snuggle moments got interesting when the dog would wanted to join. She always wants to be included.

As soon as Parker hit one month, and we could finally all be upstairs together he went straight into his crib. He did pretty well, which we were so glad. I started to read people saying, that a baby should have all their naps in the crib so they can get used to it. I started doing that since I was able to with staying home. Our nap time snuggles decreased more and more.

I wish I didn’t listen to them as much as I did. The world tells you so many different things on how to and not do things when it comes to your baby. I think I got caught up in it so much that I forgot what I could possibly miss. A happy medium would have been nice, but I can’t complain because he ended up being an excellent sleeper in his crib (**knocks on wood**.)

I still have far and a few moments where I can transfer him out of the carseat successfully. When they happen, I won’t take them for granted any time soon.

I know I am lucky to have this sweet baby boy in my life and be able to snuggle him anytime even if he is Mr. Independent. He will always be my baby boy, and I will try to cuddle him any chance I get.

If you are reading this and have a sweet baby/pet/significant other/ or anyone give them a giant squeeze!! Appreciate them every time it happens!



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